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International Booker Prize 2021

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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZEA dazzling, genre-defying novel in verse, full of trial and sacrifice, The Perfect Nine is a glorious epic about the founding of Kenya's Gikuyu people and the ideals of beauty, courage and…

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Malmoe, Sweden. A cellist meets a spun-out junkie. That could have been me. His mind starts to glitch between his memories and the avant-garde music he loves, and he descends into his past, hearing all over again the chaotic song of his…

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Translated by Jackie Smith**NOW LONGLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE 2021**"A fine example of everyone's favourite genre: the genre-defying book, inspired by history, filtered through imagination and finished with a jeweller's eye…

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Longlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize A major new collection of stories by one of the most exciting and creative voices in contemporary Chinese literature Can Xue's stories observe no obvious conventions of plot or…

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Thirteen-year-old Brian lives in a trailer on a forgotten patch of land with his divorced and uncaring father. His older brother Lucien, physically and mentally disabled, has been institutionalized for years. While Lucien's home is…

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Translated by Martin AitkenShortlisted for the 2021 International Booker PrizeLonglisted for the 2021 Warwick Prize for Women in TranslationWinner of a Jan Michalski Foundation AwardA THE GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEARA TLS BOOK OF THE…

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Translated by Megan McDowell‘Mariana Enriquez is a mesmerizing writer who demands to be read. Like Bolaño, she is interested in matters of life and death, and her fiction hits with the full force of a train’ –…

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WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE 2021…

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Translated by Sasha DugdaleShortlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize | Longlisted for the 2021 Baillie Gifford Prize | Shortlisted for the 2021 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation | Longlisted for the 2021 National Book Awards…

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Translated by Elisabeth JaquetteLonglisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize | Shortlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Translated LiteratureMinor Detail begins during the summer of 1949, one year after the war that the…

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